Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty: An Anthology of Ancient and... - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

Eco-Logic

Holding Back: the Limits of Growth

Nature has a major role in what man is given to succeed and to live a happy life. Nature's gifts cannot be bought: sun, rain and fresh air. However, according to Seneca, man is seen as at war with nature. Man does not limit how much he builds on the earth or how many fish he pulls from the rivers. Man annihilates more natural resources than any other living thing. Man is inefficient at limiting himself. Epicurus proclaims that poverty, that confirms with the laws of nature, is great wealth.

Love vs. People: Population Check

Overpopulation is a threat to the world. Aldous Huxley writes that the West is over-consuming the resources of the world and sinking it into disaster. The three main threats to the world are over-population, militarism and ignorance. In Huxley's...

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